We've all heard of the "AAA" label before.
But that's not good enough for developer Visceral Games, as the team seeks to bring their critically acclaimed Dead Space franchise into another stratosphere of quality. In fact, they want it to be so good, they want it to be called "quad-A." …oh, but that sounds a little silly.
In speaking to CVG , Dead Space 3 executive producer Steve Papoutsis says they want to excel and go "above and beyond" what they considered to be a "AAA sequel" (we'll agree with that, for the most part). Said Papoutsis:
"A lot of people say ‘triple-A’ and that’s kind of become the norm, with all the ‘big triple-A games’ yadda yadda. No. We want to go beyond triple-A. We want to push to the next level. We’ve taken up just saying ‘quad-A’ all day."
Well, you gotta love the ambition, right? Obviously, "AAA" can be subjective just like anything else but for me, I consider a game to qualify as AAA when it breaks the 9 plateau in scoring. Now, as Dead Space 2 netted exactly the requisite score , I'd say fine, call it AAA. But "quad-A?" Come on. Maybe only Grand Theft Auto V or The Last Of Us has a shot at that .
But hey, Dead Space 3 should totally rock. It's scheduled to arrive on store shelves in February.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 3